March 7, 2003

Firehorse Productions, Inc. and Midori's Newsletter March 7, 2003

Table of contents

  • Deeply Leathered in Dallas
  • Calgary & Edmonton Canada classes this weekend!
  • Classes Sneak Preview: NYC, Minneapolis, Boston & Arizona
  • Midori bondage with Tiziano Magni in major fashion magazine
  • Midori's first male bondage photoshoot
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    DEEPLY LEATHERED IN DALLAS:
    SouthPlains Leatherfest Report
    Wow! I had a most spectacular weekend at SouthPlains Leatherfest in Dallas. Wooo hooo!
    Lots of gorgeous men and women. (What's in the water down there?), great play, tons of intense workshops. . . and really, really nice (and sexy) people.
    Played a lot. . . I had a very intense personal experience of catharsis as a top in creating a scene that combined objectification, bondage and political expression . . . still buzzing from that . . . I'll need to write that one down with care to describing the background and inner experience . . . When I do, I'll post it on my blog-like forum at BeautyBound.com

    What else? I taught two classes; A Rope Suspension hands-on for experienced players and the class on Erotic Humiliation Play. I was really happy with how well the humiliation class was received. Many people elected to stay long after the class was over to continue the discussion. I finally closed class a full hour and a half (!) after the official end of class. The discussions and soul-bearings were really intense . . .

    There was a really hot night with a studly butch . . . And then getting to suspend this really hot and handsome Texan Leatherman for his first ever rope suspension experience . . .

    Got to spend quality, sit down and deep talk time with old friends and new acquaintances . . . A wonderful surprise tea service on a shiny silver tray by a very pleasing submissive. . .

    An exceptional track of classes on Master/slave relationships by amazing instructors . . . The late night suite party . . . and getting to be PDK sorority sisters together with Michele Serchuk

    And. . . then . . . (Too many great experiences to mention. . . )

    Wooo hoo!

    This is an event that I highly recommend! Well organized and fun... They had play parties on Thursday, Friday, Saturday AND Sunday. How great is that?
    I really felt that it was an event that returned, refreshed and reminded myself and the rest of the attendees of the leather spirit.

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    CALGARY & EDMONTON CANADA CLASSES THIS WEEKEND!
    I'm in Calgary as I write this - Just came down from an awesome 1/2 day of snowboarding up at Sunshine Village in Banff.
    I have never been in weather so cold before, but never to be stopped from excellent snow, I bundled up like the little guy from South Park and headed up the slopes. It's really fantastic here!
    I had put out an invite to the local community to come up and board or ski with me, but only Walter, my local buddy / host / event organizer, Loger of The Western Leather Federation took me up on it.
    Hey, where is everyone? Don‚t you like to play in the snow? (* teasing *)
    I'm in town for a few days to teach classes and sign CDs / Books. Here's the schedule and info. I hope that I may see some of you this weekend!

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    Friday, March 7, 2003
    8:30pm
    Book / CD signing & Meet-&-Greet
    Calgary Eagle
    424A 8th Ave SE Calgary

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    The Western Leather Federation presents 2 Midori Workshops
    http://www.wlf.ab.ca/
    Date: Saturday, March 8, 2003
    Saturday Workshops:
    * 2:00 PM Aural Sex: Seduction by Voice
    * 7:00 PM Suspension Bondage Made Easy
    Saturday workshops will be held at the Bankview Community Hall 2418 - 17 Street S.W. Calgary
    Workshops are $10 per person at the door.
    Refreshments will be available.

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    Edmonton O Society presents Midori workshop http://www.edmontonosociety.org/
    Sunday, March 9, 2003 - 1:30 pm
    Class: Japanese Rope Bondage
    A talk/demo on the art of Japanese Rope Bondage
    Registration info: Limited number of tickets available in Edmonton at B & D Emporium, 9652 Jasper Ave.
    Direct questions to eos@telusplanet.net

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    CLASSES SNEAK PREVIEW: NYC, MINNEAPOLIS, BOSTON, ARIZONA
    * March 20 ˆ 23: New York, BondCon, Japanese Bondage class
    * April 4 ˆ 6: Minneapolis / St. Paul, Midwest Fetish Fest "Spring Sting" various classes and signing
    * April 9: Boston, Boston Dungeon Society "Predicament Bondage" class
    * April 11 ˆ 15: Boston, Grand Opening Boutique, classes "Aural Sex 1", "Art of Feminine Dominance afternoon intensive", "Couples Rope Bondage afternoon intensive", "Better Flirting with Women: Approaching Venus", "Role Playing for Sexy Fun"
    * April 19: Phoenix, for members of Arizona Power Exchange, class "Pushing the Psychological Edge" (for experienced only)

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    Midori bondage with Tiziano Magni in major fashion magazine
    I opened my mail and there it was! A copy of EastWest magazine. It's a super high end, large format fashion magazine from Hong Kong. I worked with that most amazing fashion photographer Tiziano Magni on a multi page fashion and bondage-as-fashion-expression set for the magazine.
    His photography regularly graces magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, Mademoiselle, and Interview. I even got a front cover name mention!
    If you are near a good international magazine seller, look for the EastWest magazine "Sex!" issue.
    I am so unbelievably excited!

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    MIDORI'S FIRST MALE BONDAGE PHOTOSHOOT
    Everyone has their cherries to be picked -and I did some cherry picking. It was his first ever rope bondage scene and first ever suspension and first ever rope bondage photo session. It was my first photo shoot with a male model.
    Oh, but he is soooo hot! Michael Blue shot, I rigged and Puimond, our stud in question here, posed for four hot sets. We shot over 800 images. He's painfully cute and dirty - thus the name of his web site cuteanddirty.com For those who like to see hot men bound, take a look at him and tell me if he isn‚t just adorable!
    I hope to have some photos up soon - but we've been shooting hot bondage shots like mad, so we're a bit behind on processing the thousands of images we have. Don't worry though, they‚ll be up soon.
    Oh, he's also a really talented corset maker. I'm having my next few corsets and corset ensembles made by him. You can find his custom corsets at www.Puimond.com http://www.puimond.com/

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    Ok, it‚s time to go to bed now . . .
    Good night, dear readers!

    Midori